Monday, November 2, 2009

Leaving Yesterday by Kathryn Cushman

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Leaving Yesterday, by Kathryn Cushman, is a story of hope and tragedy and of struggling family relationships. 

Alisa Stewart is recently separated from her husband. She has one son that died tragically and another who seems to be lost to his drug addiction. In a surprising turn of events, Alisa is elated that her son, Kurt, has checked into rehab. and is seeming to turn his life around. Then she discovers that he may have been involved in a recent murder. This riveting story tells of Alisa’s conflict between believing in and doubting her son, between helping him succeed in his new life or digging deeper to find a truth that may not be pleasant.

This book was hard to put down. The characters were very real and the story compelling. I appreciated the way the main character’s faith was both strengthened and challenged by her difficulties. Highly recommended.

 I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers  for review purposes.

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